Getting electrocuted is the scariest thing that could happen when flooding occurs indoors.
In fact, the idea of flooding alone automatically sends shivers down the spine. Whether it’s natural or an accidental, this event always results to hassles and damage that may take a while to repair.
But damage in property is much easier to repair than injuries and even death. However, if we don’t take careful steps in preventing flooding right inside our homes, there’s always a danger of us or our family member getting hurt. An accident that lurks inside the house when we don’t watch out for signs of plumbing problems is electrocution due to accidental flooding.
That’s why in this post, we’re going to talk about preventing water leaks and flooding right inside our homes. These simple, doable, and helpful tips will keep water from causing any damage to your property.
Install floor drains around the house
Do you have at least one floor drain anywhere outside your bathroom?
If you don’t, you’re not alone. You’re in fact one of approximately 85% of households with no floor drains at all, except in the garage, basement, and of course, bathroom. But come to think of it, a floor drain is not that difficult to install. If you know the right plumbing company to call, he can help you install this necessary upgrade in your house to prevent one of the most irritating plumbing problems you can ever encounter.
Make sure you have backflow preventer
We’re not sure if you’ve heard of this device but this is a very important plumbing component for both residential and commercial properties.
Basically, a backflow preventer blocks waste water from coming into your water supply. As we all know, there’s a network of plumbing pipes underneath our homes. They serve as connecting lines of water from the municipality or local government to our homes.
And what you need to know is that when natural flooding occurs or a plumbing construction work is ongoing within the locality, there’s a high risk that waste water that’s supposed to flow out of households will instead flow back to your water supply.
The main job of backflow preventers is to hinder this unwanted waste water from ever flowing back to your clean water supply. With a backflow preventer, you can rest assured that no flooding or water construction works will affect your water supply at home.
It’s 2018, you got to have at least one simple water leak detector inside your house!
On average, people usually stay outside their homes for 8-10 hours. There are a lot of things that can happen while you’re not at home, especially if you’re not the type who religiously hires pros to do regular inspection of your plumbing fixtures. Indoor flooding is possible when your pipes break, faucet gets broken, or your washing machine hose fails.
With an advanced leak detector inside your house, it will ring an alarm to give you notice about what’s happening. It can even prompt you wherever you are when water starts to leak indoors.
Inspect and regularly change your washing machine hose
Speaking of washing machine hoses, you may not know it, but they can also cause flooding inside your house.
When these hoses get too weak or damaged, they can break and let all water from the washing machine faucet come out. This will result to an indoor flooding that you wouldn’t want to deal with. So our advice is for you to inspect your washing machine hoses regularly and change them should you see any rust or breakage.